When did it hit me that the times were a changin’ at CodeWeavers corporate Headquarters (and no it wasn’t when Bob Dylan got awarded the Noble Peace Prize for Literature)? Maybe it was when we introduced CrossOver on a platform not in our sandbox – ANDROID. Or when we lost our COO of 14 years to a new career opportunity, or rearranged the office (everyone had to move offices and have a new office mate), or chalk painted furniture, or had an office pet for a day, or when the conference room moved, or the standard monthly company meeting date moved after 20 years in existence (revolution). AND we bribed attendance with bagels instead of donuts. Or was it when everyone went from a Linux or macOS to a Windows system?
Just checking to see if you are still awake. That didn’t happen.
Now we are experimenting with our Thursday lunch train AND OFFICE MUSIC. I mean what really could go wrong with tampering with two of the five senses of fourteen office employees?
Gone are the days of indulgent Chinese and Indian buffets. Whilst some relinquish in the days when the Thursday lunch train was as predictable as taxes, others have surrendered to the possibility of a palate full of Shepard pies and hot, fresh, made-to-order fried dough featuring sweet and savory toppings. Like a donut, but not a donut.
Gone are the days of deafening silence. Where you are left to ponder every decision in your life up to that point that made you sit in the
wordless world of corporate America. Whilst some are exercising their first amendment right through their preference in musical composition, other chose to bestow their first amendment with chummy banter or hostile clamor on change (climate, political, office).
So what does this all mean?
Gone are also the days that we hopelessly tried to register Microsoft Office 2013. You read that right people. Yesterday, we successfully registered Microsoft Office 2013 in a CrossOver 16 alpha build. We also:
— Activate a copy of Microsoft Office 2013 wit ha product key or a 365 subscription
— Use Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project
“Everyone at CodeWeavers is incredibly excited to see Microsoft Office 2013 installing, registering, and running in CrossOver. After four years of continued development, we are preparing to deliver support for the 2013 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project, in CrossOver 16 (due out later this year). And we hope that our development will continue making strides to include support for Outlook 2013 and Microsoft Office 2016 in the coming months.” — James Ramey, President
You would think with all this change that one, one of my co-workers would notice that I cut four to six inches off my hair.
That didn't happen.
So how do you make sure you don't miss the release of CrossOver 16 with support for Microsoft Office 2013 ( which includes Word 2013, Excel 2013 and PowerPoint 2013)? Sign up for the 'New CrossOver Release' event reminder.
About Jana Schmid
Jana has been working in the marketing profession for over 15 years. She joined the CodeWeavers marketing department in 2010 and has earned oddities such as the Margaritaville Tahiti Frozen Concoction Maker and a lifetime supply of sparkling water for her performance as Marketing Director. Contact Jana at firstname.lastname@example.org and learn more about her professional accomplishments on LinkedIn.